What's on inManchester

Welcome to Manchester

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Manchester - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Manchester to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Manchester

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Dancehall vs Soca Manchester
O2 Ritz Manchester

The bass line is chest pumping and the crowd reacting to every next song the Dj plays. This is Dancehall vs Soca a vibrant night of fun bringing the Caribbean to Manchester grab a drink at the bar and just forget your…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07946 634747
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Raleigh Ritchie
Manchester Club Academy

Raleigh Ritchie at Manchester Club Academy in Manchester on Friday 29 April 2016. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us do…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Mearcatz Rock and Roll Night
Grosvenor Casino Salford

. THE MEARCATZ When three lads from Salford Manchester get together with one aim in mind ‐ to play good rocking music ‐ the result is The Mearcatz They make every night a party night.Come watch the show for FREE or why…

Location: 0.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01618 390467
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Dixie Chicks
Manchester Arena

Dixie Chicks at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Saturday 30 April 2016. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price comparison service.…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Lush
Manchester Academy 1

Lush at Manchester Academy 1 in Manchester on Saturday 30 April 2016. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best prices…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Yes
O2 Apollo Manchester

Over the course of a remarkable 40‐year career that has time and again redefined the boundaries of rock YES have become renowned for their live performances since being formed in 1968 by Chris Squire and…

Location: 1.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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May Bank Holiday Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society have worked hard to restore these old engines back to running order. We have a wide range of old mill engines; Our oldest is nearly 150 years old and most are now well over…

Location: 10.9 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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Mixed: Presents Chip Live
Liquid & Envy, Oldham

Mixed presents CHIP live on stageBank Holiday Sunday we bring London grime artist CHIP live on Liquid stage.After huge tracks Champion ft. Chris Brown and Oopsy Daisy earlier in his career. He is now a well established grime artist ft on tracks…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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Victoria Baths Book & Record Fair
Victoria Baths

£3 admission under 16s free which goes towards the upkeep of the building as the fair is part of a Victoria Baths Open Day. Please email johneclectabooks.com if you would like to book a stall or be involved in some way. We…

Location: 2.1 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 07896 713988
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Dont Let Daddy Know
Victoria Warehouse

Dont Let Daddy Know at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester on Sunday 01 May 2016. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the…

Location: 1.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Harlem Globetrotters
Manchester Arena

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters have been thrilling families and millions of fans for 88 years all the while innovating the game in exciting new ways. Last year the Globetrotters did something unparalleled in the…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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Andrew Bird
Manchester Cathedral

Andrew Bird at Manchester Cathedral in Manchester on Tuesday 03 May 2016. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster GetMeIn…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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A Guide to Whisky- Manchester
The Britons Protection

. Whether it was a friend relative or total stranger that first presented you with a glass of swirling liquid gold theres one thing we all have in common. We never looked back.Whisky truly is the most amazing spirit in the world…

Location: 0.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02031 766461
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Betway Premier League Darts 2016
Manchester Arena

Betway Premier League Darts 2016 at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Thursday 05 May 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Betway Premier League Darts 2016 live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Sports

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The Comedy Lab at Expo Lounge
Expo Lounge

First Friday of the month come down at see 6 fantastic comedians set in the intimate surroundings of Expo Lounge Didsbury.Set in the intimate Expo Lounge in Didsbury the Comedy Factory from Pros and Coms is a monthly show bringing you the…

Location: 4.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07752 038899
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Brantley Gilbert
Manchester Academy 2

Brantley Gilbert at Manchester Academy 2 in Manchester on Friday 06 May 2016. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Bryan Adams
Manchester Arena

Bryan Guy Adams now 50 years old is Canadas best selling male rock artist. As a musician singer‐songwriter he has seen major successes and also has become a fairly famous photographer and social activist more…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Citizen Khan
Manchester Arena

Citizen Khan at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Saturday 07 May 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Citizen Khan live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison service.…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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Yung Lean
Sound Control

Yung Lean at Sound Control in Manchester on Saturday 07 May 2016. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us do the…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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MUM2MUMMARKET.CO.UK
mum2mummarket Good as new Sale

As Seen on DRAGONS DENAward winning local nearly new sale where you can buy and sell anything maternity baby and child related 0‐6 years at HAZEL GROVE High School Jacksons Lane SK7 5JXOn Sunday 8th May 2pm‐4pm we are having a mum2mummarket…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01614 873456
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The Sessions
Manchester Arena

The Sessions at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Sunday 08 May 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch The Sessions live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison service.…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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The Sessions at Abbey Road
Manchester Arena

The Sessions at Abbey Road at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Sunday 08 May 2016. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch The Sessions at…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Bat For Lashes
Manchester Cathedral

Bat for Lashes is the work of British singer songwriter multi‐ instrumentalist and visual artist Natasha Khan. Born in 1979 yet combining influences that span decades Natashas work dwells in the elemental emerging in timeless…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Frances
The Deaf Institute

Frances at The Deaf Institute in Manchester on Friday 13 May 2016. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the tickets for…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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James
Manchester Arena

English rock band James hail from Manchester and have been on the music scene since 1982. Perhaps best known for their success in the 1990s with singles such as Sit Down and Laid James have…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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MANCHESTER CRAFT BEER BREWERY WALKING TOUR
Meet at One Piccadilly Gardens

. A great way to spend the day in good company by visiting multiple craft beer venues in one day.Well take you around the best craft beer bars and brewery taprooms that Manchester has to offer sampling the latest local beers.Let us…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07973 713747
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Strictly Come Dancing Stars Anton Du Beke
Village Hotel & Leisure Club Manchester

Join BBC Strictly Come Dancing Stars Anton Du Beke & Erin Boag for an amazing 4 Weekend Break in Manchester ‐ enjoy VIP access to meet Anton & Erin back‐stage after the show. Youll see Anton & Erin perform their Breathtaking Ballroom…

Location: 5.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08001 601770
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Il Divo
Manchester Arena

Dont be put off by the Syco Music tag this isnt one of Cowells reality wannabes Il Divo are true talent as is proved by eight years in the industry and 26 million albums…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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Oakleigh House Wedding Fair & Open Day
Oakleigh House

Explore this intimate venue and see its potential to hold your big day along with fantastic wedding suppliers ready to help you plan your big dayBrides please register to receive your free gift Register at atouchofsilkweddingsgmail.comFree parking and admission.…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07975 623316
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Laura Mvula
Manchester Gorilla

Laura Mvula at Manchester Gorilla in Manchester on Wednesday 18 May 2016. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best prices…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

Tourist Attractions


Imperial War Museum North

The museum tells people's stories of war and its impact. Built by Daniel Libeskind to resemble three shards of a shattered globe, representing conflict on land, air and water.Opened at The Quays in Trafford Park, Manchester in July 2002 and created to give northern audiences access to the…

Museum of Science and Industry

See thunderous cotton machinery demonstrated by our Presenters in the Textile Gallery.Weekdays 3:00pmWeekends 11:00am & 3:00pm…

The Lowry

A dazzling, award winning building in a stunning waterside location. One of the most exciting art galleries in Britain, explore L S Lowry's life and work in ways that might surprise you and discover something new in our other gallery spaces. Opening its door to the…

Dunham Massey

Country estate including mansion with important collections and 'below stairs' areas, impressive garden and deer park. An early Georgian house built around a Tudor core, Dunham Massey was extensively reworked in the early years of the 20th century. The result is one of Britain's most sumptuous…

Urbis

Urbis explores Urban culture and the cities of today and tomorrow through four floors of exhibitions about city life. Our exhibition programme features international large‐scale exhibitions offering unique insights into the dynamic culture of the modern city, with innovative explorations of design, architecture, graffiti, music and the…

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